sil·​vi·​cul·​ture | \ ˈsil-və-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce silviculture (audio) \

Definition of silviculture

: a branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests

Other Words from silviculture

silvicultural \ ˌsil-​və-​ˈkəlch-​rəl How to pronounce silviculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adjective
silviculturally \ ˌsil-​və-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē How to pronounce silviculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adverb
silviculturist \ ˌsil-​və-​ˈkəlch-​rist How to pronounce silviculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ noun

Examples of silviculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kristen Waring, a professor of silviculture and applied forest health at the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, knew what to look for. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 23 Jan. 2022 Open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors, students study forest ecology including tree identification, silviculture, forest products and forestry management. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 10 Jan. 2022 Formerly known as Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, the camp is open to students in grades nine through 12 to explore forest ecology, including silviculture, tree identification, wildlife, forestry management and forest products. Joan Rusek,, 22 Dec. 2017 Black Forest Biosphere Reserve (Germany)—Located in the south of the country, this biosphere reserve contains low mountain ranges, forests shaped by silviculture, lowland and mountain hay meadows and lowland moors. Alex Treadway, National Geographic, 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of silviculture

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silviculture

French, from Latin silva + cultura culture

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“Silviculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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